The Bavarian Christmas Fest

Jingle into the festive season at Rockpool Dining Group’s Queensland restaurants

Friday, 20 November 2020: Razzle and dazzle into the festive season at Rockpool Dining Group’s Queensland restaurants.

Saké Restaurant & Bar at Eagle Street Pier is open for Christmas Day lunch from 12pm to 3pm, with an a la carte menu of stunning super-fusion Japanese dishes available to the backdrop of breathtaking views of Brisbane River and the Story Bridge

Guests can get their jingle on for New Year’s Eve with the restaurant offering a superb seven-course set menu ($119 per person) featuring  wagyu tacos, smoked sashimi, lobster tail tempura, sushi sandwich, fish with yuan marinade, robata grilled lamb cutlet with wasabi cream sauce and Saké’s famous Dragon Egg dessert. Saké bookings.

Tex-Mex wild child El Camino Cantina, located at Bowen Hills, Westfield Chermside, Sunshine Plaza and Robina will celebrate the countdown to Christmas From Tuesday, 1 December to Sunday, 3 January with their Rockin Around The Rita Tree showcase of four limited-edition, frozen margarita flavours. The new flavours – Christmas Punch, Peach, Raspberry and  Grape – are served Cadillac-style with a smooth, rich float of Grand Marnier ($20, 15oz or $24, 24oz). The new flavours are in addition to the always-available Classic, Mango and Strawberry flavours which are served frozen and on the Rocks. Can’t choose a flavour? Try four, 220ml frozen margaritas on a tasting paddle ($30).

The new El Camino Cantina South Bank will continue to celebrate its Ritapalooza festival of 15-limited edition flavours until Sunday, 3 January. The two-storey cocina and cantina will open on Christmas Day from 12pm to 5pm. Guests can dine a la carte, or on the Deluxe Tex-Mex fiesta package ($89 per person), which includes spicy buffalo wings with blue-cheese mayo, sizzling adobo chicken fajitas, and crisp churros. Two hours of Cadillac margaritas are available in all flavours.

Guests can celebrate New Year’s Eve at all El Camino venues. A DJ will play at El Camino Bowen Hills and Sunshine Plaza from 8pm. El Camino Cantina South Bank’s DJ-fuelled Hotel Diablo, on the upper floor, will have DJs from 9pm. Bookings.

It’s beginning to taste a lot like summer at The Bavarian with preparations for effervescent shandies, an Aussie inspired schnitzel of the month, and Christmas Fest and Feed the Family menus being wrapped up for a December launch.

Revered for their strong German beer credentials and 20 taps, The Bavarian restaurants have put their own spin on the traditional shandy, adding nine refreshing variations to the menu from Tuesday, 1 December until Sunday, 28 February.

The shandy series ($10-$15), each served in a 500ml stein and built over ice, includes Summer Mango that mixes Franziskaner Hefe Weissbier with mango juice, and Michelada which adds a spice kick to 4 Pines Kolsch with the addition of Bloody Mary spiced juice, lime juice and a chilli-salt rim. The summer shandy’s celebratory ‘spirit’ is dialled up with the addition of liqueurs, whiskeys and tequila, including:

  • Nightcap: Hofbrau Dunkel, coffee liqueur
  • Butterscotch: Franziskaner Hefe Weissbier, butterscotch schnapps
  • Big Red: Brookvale Union Ginger Beer, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Whiskey, cranberry juice
  • Apple Rye Spice: Brookvale Union Ginger Beer, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey, apple juice
  • Tennessee Ginger Brew: 4 Pines Kolsch, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Orgeat, ginger beer
  • Largarita: 4 Pines Kolsch, Herradura Original Plata Tequila, agave nectar, squash
  • Snake Bite: Bulmers apple cider, 4 Pines Kolsch, Chambord

Throughout December a Christmas Fest menu is available daily, for lunch and dinner, at all locations ($69 per person). The three-course, share-style menu includes fresh-baked pretzels, golden-crumbed chicken schnitzels with mushroom sauce and fries, and roast pumpkin and beetroot salad. A two-hour drinks package is also included, spanning select beers, ciders, wines and four different cocktails. The Christmas Fest wraps up with a round of schnapps for the table.

The traditional German schnitzel takes a delightful Aussie twist during December. Available for the full month, the Aussie BBQ Christmas Schnitzel ($29) is a crumbed chicken breast topped with butterflied, grilled king prawns in garlic and herb butter and served with green salad and fries.

The Bavarian at Eagle Street Pier is open for lunch and dinner on Christmas Day with a la carte and Christmas Fest menus.

A Feed The Family share-style menu – designed for two adults and two children – is available throughout December and comprises of pretzels, chicken schnitzels and mushroom sauce, fries, salad and ice cream ($49).

The Bavarian restaurants are open at Eagle Street Pier, Chermside, Toowoomba, Mackay, Robina, Broadbeach, Coomera, Sunshine Coast, and Rockhampton. The Bavarian bookings.

Media enquiries: Rockpool Dining Group Director of PR Rachel Lebihan | 0438 701 573 | [email protected].